“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Carl Sageri

In our school the teaching of science inspires in children curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. The teaching science at St Johns aspires to create Scientists who challenge their own thinking and the thinking of others and so develop a persistent curiosity. Our curriculum is planned so that pupils progressively build on learnt scientific knowledge and skills. Pupils regularly have the opportunity to apply skills with increased independence, raising questions and recognising ways in which they might scientifically answer questions.

Science Vision Agreed by the Science Action Group

Science at St Johns ensures that children are curious thinkers, who work collaboratively, to engage in the world around them, through hands-on, enquiry based and creative learning opportunities.

Learners are excited and engaged about their Science learning.

We enjoy learning about different topics in Science as you can learn more about how things work and understand the world.

Learners have opportunities to independently explore scientific concepts and ideas.

We find out about different scientific ideas and evaluate what we have learnt.

Learners develop an enthusiasm for learning about Science in the real world.

We think it is important to learn about the world around us and how to protect it.

Learners will have the opportunity to enhance their practical skills when completing scientific investigations.

We enjoy carrying out practical experiments and investigating in groups.

Learners build a secure understanding of key scientific vocabulary and can use these words in cross-curricular learning.

We are excited by our STEM week and our group enquiries.

 In 2021 - 2022 we are working towards the Primary Science Quality Mark to raise the profile of Science teaching and learning across the school. Find out more information at:


Curriculum Plans

Click on the links below to download the long term plans including knowledge and skills progressions

Science curriculum overview

Progression in Science knowledge

Progression in Science skills


Click on the links below to see each year group Science Year Group Overviews

EYFS Science Overview

Year 1 Science Overview

Year 2 Science Overview

Year 3 Science Overview

Year 4 Science Overview

Year 5 Science Overview

Year 6 Science Overview


Click on the links below to see the detailed learning journeys for each Science topic

Autumn Term

Year 1 Everyday Materials

Year 1 Forces

Year 2 Properties of Materials

Year 2 Light

Year 3 Animals, including Humans

Year 3 Light

Year 4 Electricity

Year 4 Sound

Year 5 Earth and Space

Year 5 Forces

Year 6 Electricity

Year 6 Light


Spring Term

Year 1 Animals, including humans

Year 2 Plants

Year 2 Sound

Year 3 Rocks and Soils

Year 4 States of Matter

Year 5 Properties and Changes of Materials 

Year 6 Living Things and their Habitats

Year 6 Animals, including Humans


Summer Term

Year 1 Plants

Year 1 Living Things and Their Habitats

Year 2 Animals, including Humans

Year 3 Plants

Year 3 Forces and Magnets

Year 4 Living Things and Their Habitats

Year 4 Animals, including Humans

Year 5 Living Things and Their Habitats

Year 5 Animals, including Humans

Year 6 Evolution and Inheritance